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Hans Op de Beeck

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  • Hans Op de Beeck
  • Nocturnal Sea (3)
  • 2009
  • watercolour on paper
  • 104 x 218 x 4.3 cm / 40.94 x 85.83 x 1.69"


donated by the artist


Some recent solo exhibitions
Le Grand Café, Saint-Nazaire 2010, 'Sea of Tranquillity'
Galleria Borghese, Rome 2009, 'In silent conversation with Correggio'
Rogaland Kunstmuseum, Stavanger 2008, 'Circumstances'
Centraal Museum, Utrecht 2007, 'Extensions'
Galerie Xavier Hufkens, Brussels 2006, 'Family. Scenes and Scenery'
Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York 2005, 'In their minds...'

Some recent group exhibitions
Hangar Bicocca, Milan 2010, 'Terre Vulnerabili'
Palazzo Fortuny, Venice 2009, 'In-finitum'
Singapore Biennale, 2008
ZKM, Karlsruhe 2007, 'Imagination Becomes Reality'
Shanghai Biennale, 2006
Kunstverein Hannover, 2005, 'Night Sites'


Selected publications
Hans Op de Beeck, Hans Op de Beeck: Extensions, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz 2007
Nicolas de Oliveira, Nicola Oxley, Hans Op de Beeck: On Vanishing, Brussels, Mercatorfonds/Xavier Hufkens 2007

Selected public and corporate collections
Museum Het Domein, Sittard NL • SMAK, Ghent, BE • Sammlung Goetz, Munich DE • MAXXI, Rome, IT • Caldic Collectie, NL • MUHKA, Antwerp, BE • ARARIO, Seoul, KR • Marta Herford, DE

Catalogue Note

Hans Op de Beeck makes and presents contemporary imaginary city and interior locations, situations and environments that seem very familiar to the viewer. He creates both silent, deserted places that inspire reflection and densely populated scenes that present us a mirror of the way we live now, the patterns along which our lives are built, and how we deal with time, space and each other. Op de Beeck's visual language possesses a stillness and reticence, and invites us to dwell on the existential problems of life. Alternately serious and ironic, he poses questions that go unanswered, yet is never judgemental. The artist sees his work as a way of coming to terms with the melancholy and absurdity of human existence.

Hans Op de Beeck was resident artist at the Rijksakademie in 1998-1999.